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Address: Fredericksburg, VA
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Very Historic, featuring contemporary restaurants!

Great information at the visitor center. Take the trolley tour it's very interesting and informative. Antiques shops are varied and offer good value. Wonderful array of excellent... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Dan M
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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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44 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great information at the visitor center. Take the trolley tour it's very interesting and informative. Antiques shops are varied and offer good value. Wonderful array of excellent restaurants.

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I live in old town near the railroad tracks! It's perfect. I can walk everywhere and love the mix of young, old, businesses. There is always something going on. I am an artist and show at Art First Gallery. We are all part of a huge Art scene. First Friday of every month art openings!

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Spout Spring, Virginia
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Love the old buildings and history. Lots of great little shops, antique shops, restaurants. Love the view of the Rappahanock River.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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40 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have stopped in Old Town a few times while traveling through Virginia. The BEST time is Christmas. You will be transported to a Dickens Novel.

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Montclair, Virginia
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24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Old Town has wonderful streets to walk with a slew of stores to visit. There are many antique stores, boutique stores, restaurants and historical attractions. The architecture is another great site. The weekend we were there they had musicians playing on the sidewalks, horse drawn carriage rides and people in period attire singing.

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King George, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This has become an annual event that our family very much enjoys. The street lamps are decorated , the small shops are beautifully decorated and full of fun Xmas decorations and gifts. Not the same stuff as every other store in the malls. Plus there are all the antique shops to browse. There was a long parade of horses and... More 

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5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You can walk around on the recommended route in an hour or so, and enjoy the old town experience. Great way to see it.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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48 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Spent a few hours walking around on a nice late summer's day versus making our way to DC to sightsee for the day. Had no regrets and saw as well as learned about a lot of things regarding Civil War era living in the area. Lots to do and see!

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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48 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Invite your friends to join you on a stroll in Old Town. Many unique stores, thrift stores, boutiques, chocolates and oh, so much more, and everyone is friendly and makes you feel welcome.

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Kent
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327 reviews
123 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 270 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

My wife and I paid a visit to the visitor centre at the start of our day in Historic Downtown Fredericksburg. The staff there were extremely helpful and patient. We opted to follow the self-guided walking trail - we like to go at our own pace and to be able to stand awhile when we find something of particular interest.... More 

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